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Seamlessly Synchronize Your Notes with Easy Cloud Notes

Ever since Google Keep was released some time ago, it has become an everyday staple for many users. And who's to blame them. The application is simple, east-to-use, and has an aesthetic and efficient interface. However, one potential complaint that some may have with Keep is that it relies on Google's cloud to store its...

Unofficial CWM for Ouya, CASUAL Root and Recovery for AT&T Galaxy S4, MotoACTV Development Active – XDA Developer TV

An unofficial build of ClockworkMod Recovery has been released for the Android-powered Ouya game console. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about using CASUAL to root and install TWRP on on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 easily and news about development...

USB Mass Storage App for Recent Samsung Devices

Not many feature omissions have drawn as much ire in recent memory as the lack of USB Mass Storage. While Media Transfer Protocol has numerous advantages such as safer removal and simultaneous access from both your computer and mobile device, it's just not quite the same as directly mounting your device as standard USB storage....

Wake Up with AlarMe, the Weather-Based Alarm

A weather-based alarm is quite an interesting and practical innovation. It's an idea you'll most definitely appreciate if you've ever driven the car to work, only to be stuck in traffic for 20 minutes when you could have walked or ridden on a fine sunny day. It's similarly useful when you wake up just to...

Doing More with the ActionBar

I love the look and functionality of the ActionBar. I find my thumb has more dexterity at the top of the screen than it does at the bottom when I'm holding my phone with one hand. And so I'm happy to see that the interface is evolving while retaining that valued real estate. Play Music...

Using Internal/Hidden Classes of the Android API

Pssst... over here. Yeah, did you know about the Hidden Android Classes? Shhh... it's a secret. They let you do stuff you otherwise couldn't. You can read internal data, like the text message database stored on a phone. You can also gain lower level access to the hardware in order to extend your app's access...

XDA Roundtable Highlights: Casetop Interview with Johnny Andrus – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we are a community of developers and power users. XDA's history and purpose is based on a long standing sharing of knowledge, ideas, creations, and opinions. XDA is a place where you can learn to do just about anything for your mobile device, sometimes to the detriment of your warranty. Recently, a new...

Did You Spot XDA FSM / RD Zacthespack’s App at Google I/O?

For most of us, Google I/O is probably beginning to feel like a distant memory---perhaps less so for those lucky enough to be browsing on your shiny new Chromebook Pixels. We're all aware by now of the big stories from this years conference, but among all that was something that was of great interest to us...

Floating Notifications Lets You Manage Your Alerts with Ease

Accessing your notifications is already pretty simple and requires little more than a swipe down from the top of the screen, unless of course you prefer to run applications in full screen or make use of some kind of extended desktop option. In these situations, it can often mean moving away from the app you...

Active Development for the Motorola MotoACTV

"Wait, what is the Motorola MotoACTV? Doesn't sound very familiar." Unbeknownst to many, the MotoACTV is an interesting device released by Motorola all the way back in 2011 that acts as a part-time watch, and a part-time fitness tracker. With Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS support, it also interestingly came with Android Gingerbread, thus making it a...

Create Your Very Own Boot Animations

If you've already taken a look at the boot animation utility featuring 400 different animations for your Android device, but haven't seen anything that catches your eye, you may want to create your very own boot animation. If this is the case, you may want to check out XDA Senior Member ayushrox's guide on how to...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler tore apart and hacked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The large device was quite a show, but sometimes it is more exciting to see the inside of a smaller device. How do they fit so much power in such a small space. So using his powers of hackery, AdamOutler...